The great Trump/Republican government shutdown of 2018 has begun.
The Democrats blame
The Republicans blame
Here are the official positions of each party:
The Republicans aver that the Democrats, sensing weakness, refused to approve a reasonable spending bill until the Republicans and Trump agreed to 1) Let all Mexicans who have criminal records into the United States with fast access to becoming citizens. Mexicans with sex crime priors should receive special treatment; 2) Agreed to a constitutional amendment making Sharia law the co-equal law of the land;3) Agreed to outlaw all restrooms for men and women, and order all public facilities to install only unisex restrooms and transgender rest rooms; 4) Agree to not pay military families until all members of Isis receive food stamps; and finally, to raise taxes on all Americans earning less than one hundred thousand dollars a year 100%.
This is how the Republicans characterize the position of leading Democrats.
The Democrats counter that the Republicans would not accept a reasonable deal until the Democrats agreed to 1) Lower taxes to 1% on all Americans making one million dollars a year or more; 2) Outlaw immigration from any country except Israel, Norway and Russia; 3) Agree to award Vladimir Putin the Congressional Medal of Honor; 4) Fund a special counsel to investigate special counsel Robert Muller; 4) Arrest Hillary Clinton; 5) Retroactively impeach Bill Clinton and Barak Obama and erase all mentions of their names from the history books and the internet; 6) Impose a ten thousand dollar usage fee for all people earning less than fifty thousand dollars a year who seek health care; and 7) Reinstate Plessy v. Ferguson.
This is how the Democrats have characterized the position of the Republican Party and the President.
Naturally, both sides have expressed optimism that a resolution is close.
And so it goes.....
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